International Relations and World Politics: Security, Economy, Identity / Edition 4

International Relations and World Politics: Security, Economy, Identity / Edition 4

by Paul R. Viotti, Mark V. Kauppi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0136029841

ISBN-13: 9780136029847

Pub. Date: 01/14/2008

Publisher: Pearson

International Relations and World Politics introduces the issues in an organized and comprehensible way, examining them in relation to two trends; three broad, organizing themes or concepts; key actors; and three basic images or perspectives that provide structure for the pages that follow:

• Two trends–increasing globalization and crises

Overview

International Relations and World Politics introduces the issues in an organized and comprehensible way, examining them in relation to two trends; three broad, organizing themes or concepts; key actors; and three basic images or perspectives that provide structure for the pages that follow:

• Two trends–increasing globalization and crises of authority–that characterize international relations and world politics

• Key organizing themes or concepts–in particular, security, economy, and identity that structure the three major sections of the book

• Key actors–states, international organizations, and transnational organizations and movements (such as nongovernmental organizations, multinational corporations, and terrorist groups)

• Three basic images or perspectives on world politics–realism, liberalism (or pluralism as it is frequently called), and global economic structuralism (which includes Marxism, world-systems, and dependency theory) supplemented by references to other theoretical and conceptual understandings mentioned below

Paul R. Viotti and Mark V. Kauppi wrote this book because they believe it is possible and essential to improve a student’s conceptual and theoretical thinking about international relations. If one does not think conceptually, a course in world politics threatens to become little more than current events. Hence, they structured the book in such a way that key concepts, themes, and trends are utilized throughout the discussion of various topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136029847
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/14/2008
Series:
MyPoliSciKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview

Chapter 1: Trends, Actors, and Concepts

Chapter 2: An Emerging Global Civil Society

Chapter 3: International Relations and World Politics in Historical Perspective

Chapter 4: Thinking Theoretically

Part II: State Security and Statecraft

Chapter 5: Power: Interests, Objectives, and Capabilities of States

Chapter 6: Diplomacy: Managing Relations among States

Chapter 7: Force: War, Just Wars, and Armed Intervention

Part III: International Security

Chapter 8: International Cooperation and International Security: International Organizations, Alliances, and Coalitions

Chapter 9: Controlling Global Armaments

Chapter 10: International Terrorism and Transnational Crime

Part IV: The Global Economy

Chapter 11: Global Economy: Politics and Capitalism

Chapter 12: The Political Economy of International Trade, Money, and Regional Integration

Chapter 13: The Political Economy of Investment and Sustainable Development

Chapter 14: The Global Environment

Part V: Identity and Civil Society

Chapter 15: Religion, Nationalism, and Conflicting Identities

Chapter 16: Humanitarianism: Human Rights and Refugees

Chapter 17: Questions in Lieu of Conclusions

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